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PR: Sony Music Label Group and MTV Networks’ Nickelodeon to Make TV & Music Together

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP AND MTV NETWORKS’ NICKELODEON TO MAKE TV AND MUSIC TOGETHER Companies Sign New Global Agreement to Co-Develop, Co-Produce and Co-Finance TV Series, Original Movies and Records Partnership Debuts this Fall with Release of Original Music Soundtrack from Nick’s Top ‘Tween Series, The Naked Brothers Band NEW YORK, June 14, 2007 – […]

PR: VIZ Media Licenses Naruto to SBT in Brazil

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
GLOBAL AUDIENCE FOR NARUTOâ„¢ EXPANDS AS VIZ MEDIA LICENSES HIT ANIMATED SERIES TO SBT IN BRAZIL Partnership With Leading Broadcaster Brings Popular Action Series To The Largest Market In South America San Francisco, CA JUNE 14, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]

PR: Television Animation Conference Announces "Pitch This!" Competition

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
TELEVISION ANIMATION CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES PITCH THIS! COMPETITION OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 18, 2007) – Animation producers are invited to polish their best ideas, practice their pitches and wow an audience of top television executives at the third annual Pitch THIS! event at Canada’s only animation industry forum, the Television Animation Conference (TAC). Presented by the Ottawa […]

PR: An Evening with Andreas Deja ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Fundraiser

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
Special Fundraiser For The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive An Evening With Andreas Deja Thursday June 21st, 7:00pm to 10:00pm Andreas Deja, one of the most talented and well-known of contemporary Disney animators will be making a special appearance for an evening of animation and fun at Van Eaton Galleries! Andreas’ animation has had a huge impact […]

Michael Reaves and Neil Gaiman Option "Interworld" with DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2007
On his weblog, writer Neil Gaiman has stated that a project he was working on with Michael Reaves has just been optioned by DreamWorks Animation. Titled Interworld, the story focuses on a boy who teams up with super-powered versions of himself from alternate realities to maintain the balance between two warring cosmic factions. Gaiman and […]

A Note of Recognition for…the Top 5 Fathers and Top 5 Father Figures in Animation

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2007
We had so much fun with the Top 5 Animated Mothers article for Mother’s Day that we decided that we had to do a follow-up for dads. Presented for your enjoyment are Toon Zone News’ opinionated picks for the top 5 animated dads in honor of Father’s Day, plus a collection of the top 5 […]

MAR Vol. 1 Released on DVD

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2007
VIZ Media has announced the first volume of their hit anime series MÄR, released on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. The first disc, Gateway to MÄR contains 4 episodes of the series with special foil packaging and a limited-edition poster as special premiums. Read the full press release here.

YTV Announces August 2007 Highlights

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2007
YTV and Treehouse have announced their programming highlights for August 2007. Highlights include a Sneak Peek Week for new shows coming in September 2007 like Storm Hawks and Legion of Superheroes; the Summer Phreakend of spooky cartoons like Danny Phantom; No Pants Day with Jimmy Neutron and SpongeBob SquarePants; and movie blocks on Saturdays and […]

"Happy Tree Friends" Volume 3 to DVD on August 7

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2007
A press release from BCI reveals that a third volume of Happy Tree Friends on DVD will be released on August 7, 2007. The series puts a bizarre and gory twist on the average cute, fuzzy animal cartoons. No details were provided on the number of discs, number of episodes, or special featuers. Read the […]

MTV to Produce Paris Hilton Cartoon

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2007
According to the New York Daily News, hotel heiress Paris Hilton will get to be the heroine of her own animated series. The series will be produced by Stan Lee and air on MTV, although no start date was announced.